Informal. a paper attached to and showing the destination and source of an interoffice memorandum, file, or the like.
a large size of lead shot used in shotgun shells for hunting game, as pheasants or ducks. Historical Examples Two Years in Oregon Wallis Nash With Trapper Jim in the North Woods Lawrence J. Leslie The Book of the Bush George Dunderdale Harper’s Young People, July 20, 1880 Various The Life of Francis Marion William […]
the skin of a buck or deer. a strong, soft, yellowish or grayish leather, originally prepared from deerskins, now usually from sheepskins. buckskins, breeches or shoes made of buckskin. a stiff, firm, starched cotton cloth with a smooth surface and napped back. a sturdy wool fabric constructed in satin weave, napped and cropped short to […]
a beam held by stays to the exterior of a masonry wall, as that of a furnace or boiler, to keep the adjacent areas of the wall from being forced outward.
buck stops here, the I’ll take full responsibility, as in You needn’t call my boss; the buck stops here. This saying gained fame as a sign on the desk of President Harry S. Truman. It alludes to another expression that means the opposite, pass the buck [ Mid-1900s ]